Tag: hatchback

Instigator: 2016 Ford Focus ST

The hot hatch Cold War has gone hot again. With horsepower levels reaching 300 or more and all-wheel-drive now part of the equation, the VW Golf R and Ford Focus RS are on a path towards mutually assured destruction. But it didn’t have to be this way. VW […]

NYIAS 2016: Day 2

Day 2 of the NYIAS has drawn to a close. Tomorrow, after dealer previews and some rearranging, the Javits Center will open to the public. Before you attend, here’s more noteworthy debuts straight from the floor. We’re on our way home to rest up for Easter weekend. Stay […]

NYIAS 2015: Day 1

Even though it feels like most of Day 1’s activity had been spoiled by leaks, pre-show reveals, and online debuts, we’ve finally seen everything that opening day of the 2015 New York International Auto Show had to offer. Here’s the scoop on 9 of the best new vehicles […]

Compact Titan: 2014 Ford Focus

Last month Ford unveiled the new 2015 Focus at the New York International Auto Show. You may be asking yourself, is this review not a moot point? The answer is yes, and no. While the new Focus is quite a refresh, the current model holds the title of […]

Fiesta on Fire: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

The Ford Fiesta is a brilliant little car. It’s the ideal mass market subcompact; well built, efficient, and enjoyable to drive. For an enthusiast, though, the Fiesta doesn’t stand out from the crowd. The hot hatchback market is full of cars that are more exciting to look at […]

Living on the Edge: 2013 Kia Rio 5 SX

We enjoy hatchbacks for their good looks and real-world practicality. We’re especially fond of hot hatches with their added power and driver involvement. This Spring we’ve driven a wide variety of hatchbacks, from the Kia’s hot hatch cousin, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo, to the efficient and stylish Lexus […]

The 6th Man: 2013 Lexus CT200h F Sport

“A Prius for everyone” is the jingle that ends the latest Prius commercial as the five-member Prius parade rolls through a colorful landscape. But Toyota has a bastard child, a 6th hybrid platform that often gets overlooked. Enter the Lexus CT200h. Arguably the best looking dedicated hybrid platform […]